In the 32nd match of the ICC World Cup, South Africa defeated New Zealand by a huge margin of 190 runs after a one-sided contest, paving the way to reach the semi-finals with their sixth win in the event.

Captain Tamba Bavuma and opening batsman Quinton de Kock started the innings on behalf of South Africa, but Bavuma could not give his team a big partnership in front of the Kiwis bowlers and got out for 24 off Boult.

After the first wicket fell on 38 runs, Quinton de Kock and Vander Dussen put on a brilliant batting partnership of 200 runs, both also scoring centuries. Vander Dussen scored 133 runs while de Kock was dismissed for 114 runs. David Miller played a brilliant innings of 53 runs off 30 balls. Henrik Klaasen scored 15 runs off seven balls and Markram remained unbeaten on six runs. South Africa scored 357 runs for four wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

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For New Zealand, Tim Southee took two wickets while Trent Boult and James Neesham got one wicket each.

Chasing South Africa’s target of 358 runs, Kiwi batsmen could not stay on the wicket. South African bowlers bowled brilliantly, picking one wicket after another.

Glenn Phillips 60, Will Young 33, and Daryl Mitchell 24 were the standout batsmen. Chasing the target, the entire New Zealand team was bowled out for 167 runs in 35.3 overs.

On behalf of South Africa, Keshav Maharaj took four wickets while Marco Jansen took three, Coetzee two, and Rabada took one wicket.

South Africa’s win over New Zealand has helped the struggling Pakistan team to get a shot at reaching the semi-finals, but it is still a difficult journey for Babar XI.